Journal Article

Failure to Rescue and 30-Day In-Hospital Mortality in Hospitals With and Without Crew-Resource-Management Safety Training

Bacon CT, McCoy TP, Henshaw DS. Research in nursing & health. 2019.

This study assessed the impact of crew resource management (CRM) training for surgical staff and organizational leadership on failure to rescue and 30-day in-hospital mortality. Two hospitals within a larger tertiary care system participated – one received training, the other did not. The authors found that the odds of FTR (2.9%) and 30-day mortality (0.4%) were higher at the hospital that received CRM training, but these differences were not statistically significant. These findings are consistent with prior research which found that CRM improved staff outcomes, such as safety culture and situational awareness, rather than patient-related outcomes.